School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)


Dr Prue Shaw

Emeritus Reader

Email: pj101@cam.ac.uk

Main research interests: Early Italian literature, especially Dante; the use of computer technology in the handling and analysis of large medieval manuscript traditions; nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Italian literature and literary theory.

Publications include: an edition and translation of Dante’s Monarchia for the Cambridge Medieval Classics (1995); an edition of the English translation of the Monarchia in the Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought (1996); articles on different aspects (textual and critical) of Dante’s work; The Letters of Giacomo Leopardi 1817-1837 (Leeds, 1998); ‘The intentional fallacy and Benedetto Croce’, in Reflexivity: Critical Themes in the Italian Cultural Tradition (Ravenna, 2000); ‘Purgatory XXVI’ in  Dante and his Literary Precursors (Dublin, 2007).

  • Dante Alighieri, Monarchia, Edited by Prue Shaw. An electronic edition on DVD-Rom jointly published by SDE-SDI (Scholarly Digital Editions and the Società Dantesca Italiana): Leicester, 2006.
  • Dante Alighieri, Monarchia, Società Dantesca Italiana, Edizione Nazionale, Le Lettere: Firenze, 2009. 
  • Dante Alighieri, Commedia, Edited by Prue Shaw. A digital edition on DVD-Rom jointly published by SDE-SISMEL (Scholarly Digital Editions and the Società per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino): Birmingham, 2010.